The 1993 film adaption of The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber <倚天屠龍記>, Kung Fu Cult Master <倚天屠龍記之魔教教主), starring Jet Li (李連杰), Sharla Cheung (張敏), and Chingmy Yau (邱淑貞) is considered to be a classic now due to its cast and stunning action choreography. Although director Wong Jing (王晶) deliberately left an open ending to pave the way for a two-part movie, its initial poor box office put a stop to that idea.
It has been 27 years since, and Wong Jing finally announced a new film adaptation of the classic Louis Cha (金庸) wuxia novel. Recently, he released stills of the new cast in their costumes.
Headlining the film as the main character is Raymond Lam (林峯), who will portray Zhang Wuji. Starring opposite him is Janice Man (文詠珊) in the role of Zhao Min and Sabrina Qiu (邱意濃) as Zhou Zhiruo. Louis Koo (古天樂) also plays a part in the film and will star as Raymond’s father, Zhang Cuishan, and Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗) as his wife, Yan So So. Donnie Yen (甄子丹), is also part of the star-studded cast, starring as Zhang Sanfeng.
Although the audience is often wary about new adaptations of classics, the star-studded cast itself may draw in enough viewers to make it a box office success this time around.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.